Hardcover. Item #30352
Black morocco, marbled endpapers, marbled edges, brass clasp. Ninety-five handwritten leaves plus several blanks. The first twenty numbered leaves are verbatim excerpts from titles such as Principles of Human Physiology by William Benjamin Carpenter, Outlines of Physiology in Its Relations to Man by John Gray McKendrick. The actual diary starts with the entry of Wednesday, January 1st, 1851 and continues through September 12, 1851. It is followed by what appears to be a short section of notes on Gibraltar including a hand-drawn map. The diary then resumes on September 14, 1851 until April 1853 interspersed with annotations on the life of painters, and more. A glimpse of the daily life of a 19th Century Londoner. Very old photograph depicting two ladies laid in. Some wear to extremities and scuffs to covers. Very good. ; Manuscripts.